Hi TJ, Congratulations on completing a round of Chalean …
Hi TJ, Congratulations on completing a round of ChaleanOct 2nd, 2010 | By Nancy Andrews | Category:
Comment posted If I want to lose weight, should I do the ‘Classic’ or ‘Lean’ P90X routines? by Coach Nancy.
Congratulations on completing a round of Chalean Extreme and seeing great results!
Now P90X Classic is a really tough program which I’m sure you’ll succeed with but the thing is that the focus needs to be building lean mass while you blast off the fat. When you keep that goal in mind, doing unnecessary cardio on top of the program is not only not going to materially advance your goal, it can actually be counter productive. On your resistance days, you need to work HARD. Lift as heavy as you can with good form. Do as many push ups and pull ups as you can (or pull downs if you are using bands). The idea is to challenge your muscles to the max and then let your body start the repair and recovery process. If you don’t let your body rest and recover, the body will be hindered from building the lean mass that will increase your metabolism and burn more calories 24 hours a day. More lean mass is ALWAYS better than more cardio.
I have an article on the P90X diet at http://www.pressplayfitness.com/?p=2105 but in a nutshelll, don’t eat more than 1800 calories a day. What you eat is as important as the calorie total which I discuss in the article.
Eating a few less calories than you do now (but the right ones with a lot of lean protein) coupled with giving your resistance training your all, will create huge changes. When you get to the 3rd month of Classic P90X, you will be conditioned enough to add in a bit more cardio in ‘doubles’ fashion if you want to accelerate your weight loss.
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